The landscape of legal technology is changing so rapidly that it’s important for counsel to know exactly which resources can help them keep up better. Here’s a list of the 15 best blogs to follow about technology and its uses and applications in the legal world.
1. iPhone J.D.
Taking the idea of legal technology to a more personal level, this blog covers the best apps, phone accessories and operating systems for use by lawyers. In an industry that’s growing increasingly reliant on smartphones, this blog is invaluable for maximizing your technology.
Containing some of the most up-to-date eDiscovery content on the web, this blog focuses not just on electronic discovery in the big picture, but specifically on search functionality. This is a primary component of eDiscovery, and often misunderstood.
3. Ars Technica
Whether inherently interested in technology or specifically wanting to learn more about how tech intersects with business, law and the resultant legal policies, this site covers it all with more insight than most.
As the name implies, the blog posts at Future Lawyer examines predictions about likely changes in usage and policy for the future. Of course, there’s also plenty of discussion on the current uses of legal technology.
3 Geeks and a Law Blog focuses specifically on information management as it relates to law. Perhaps surprisingly, relevant topics include library sciences, general knowledge management and even Internet marketing.
This award-winning blog talks about knowledge management as well. Typical topics address social media, technology in the legal world and a number of related subjects.
Written by an electronic evidence expert and certified computer forensic examiner, this blog offers a true insider’s perspective on legal technology.
This possibly should have ben #1 on the list, since it’s a blog devoted entirely to sharing useful, relevant law-related websites with other legal professionals.
All manners of legal technology are discussed in the TechnoLawyer, including any applicable new theories that are getting put into practice. Membership is required, but it’s free (and it’s worth it).
This blog offers comprehensive commentary on litigation support, eDiscovery, digital forensics and related fields.
Boston attorney Martha Sperry offers tips and tricks for embracing the digital age. Her posts talk about everything from the best legal apps, how to maximize Dropbox, going paperless and navigating cloud computing.
Although it may be too niche for some, TabletLegal is a newcomer on the blogging scene that’s proving to be an invaluable resource for any attorney who uses an iPad as a professional tool. Many of the posts offer useful how-to guides you can’t find anywhere else.
This blog covers a number of interesting subjects where legal technology and legal process intersect. Discussions range from practical tips about discontinued support for Windows XP to the use of Adobe’s fillable forms in a legal capacity.
This site focuses largely on Internet law, but also discusses issues related to patenting, trademarks and copyright law.
15. Attorney at Work
Attorney at Work offers tips for running a legal practice, many of which relate to technology. With readers enjoying a new post every day, this blog is one of the most prolific in the legal industry.